Dictionary of National Biography, 1885-1900/Newcastle, Hugh of

NEWCASTLE, HUGH of (fl. 1320), Franciscan, probably entered the Minorite order at Newcastle-on-Tyne. He was sent to Paris, where he attended the lectures of Duns Scotus, and incepted as S.T.P., and perhaps as doctor of canon law. He attended the chapter of Perugia in 1322, and was one of those who issued the famous letter to the pope on apostolic poverty. He was buried in the convent at Paris.

He wrote a treatise, ‘De Victoria Christi contra Anti-Christum,’ which Bartholomew of Pisa calls ‘a very beautiful treatise on Anti-Christ and the last judgment.’ Manuscripts of this work are at Paris and Vienna. It was printed at Nüremberg in 1471. Of his ‘Commentaries on the Sentences,’ the last half is in manuscript at Vienna.

[Wadding's Annales Minorum, vol. vi.; Bartholomew of Pisa's Liber Conformitatum, f. 126; Delisle's Inventaire des MSS. conservés à la Bibliothèque Impériale, &c.; Tabulæ Codd. MSS. in Bibl. Palat. Vindobonensi, &c.; Hain's Repert. Bibliographicum.]

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